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GIS Analyst

Knoxville, Tennessee, US
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Sep 19, 2023

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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Full time
**GIS Analyst**

Req ID **15079**

**GIS Analyst**

**Who We Are**

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. Were looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

**Our Business**

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Woods Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

**This Opportunity**

WSP is currently initiating a search for a **GIS Analyst** for our **Nashville, TN** office. Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our clients objectives and solves their challenges.

Provides technical assistance for capturing, modeling, and analyzing geographical and tabular data to illustrate and determine spatial relationships as it pertains to client projects. Provides support to technical staff and project managers by assisting with spatial mapping, discovering patterns and trends, and developing mapping applications and tools at the intersection of data analysis, programming, and cartography. Generates accurate and concise documentation assessing project areas, and with applying and integrating GIS data and perspective to solve environmental challenges across a variety of science and planning disciplines. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.

**Your Impact**

+ Perform GIS database development, qualitative/quantitative analysis, and mapping as a member of water resources (including floodplain mapping) and environmental services project teams.

+ Manage individual project tasks related to GIS, database design and management, and data visualization.

+ Customize GIS workflow and software programs for data collection, engineering, and environmental applications.

+ Assist with performing GIS surveys and reports from field sites for project research and investigation.

+ Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements, compiling documentation, and analysis of incoming and existent data.

+ Model and prepare topographic maps, graphs, and tabular data using GPS, aerial photographs, and other tools and data to determine exact locations of project areas, site impact, and associated physical and geographic sensitivities.

+ Perform basic professional GIS work relating to conducting investigations, inspections, studies, and surveys to gain further information relating to digital mapping, merging topographical data with external data, identifying the characteristics and conditions of a site, and determining the authenticity of spatial data.

+ Contribute to the preparation of technical reports summarizing research with findings and conclusions, generating complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems, field/work site notes, and software.

+ Assist with researching and illustrating the geography of project sites, as well as assisting with public exhibits relating to projects.

+ Assist technical staff and project managers by offering input and analysis with low-level threat mitigation activities, master planning, and permitting activities.

+ Work with cross-functional teams, CADD, and other technicians in executing project work.

+ Complete training on assigned tasks.

+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSPs Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

+ Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ Bachelors Degree in GIS, Environmental Science, Planning, or a related field.

+ 1 to 3 years of relevant post-education experience in discipline with prior GIS experience.

+ Experience with ESRIs Arc GIS platform.

+ Familiarity with AutoCAD, Python, Visual Basic, Arcade, or SQL programming.

+ Analytical skills and prior experience with research techniques, modeling data, scanning and digitizing files, and experience maintaining records and databases with assigned projects required.

+ Experience with GIS field equipment, plotting coordinates, and data collection.

+ Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.

+ Competent self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.

+ Basic proficiency with business writing, office automation and communication software, web mapping applications and tools.

+ Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSPs health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

+ Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

+ Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.

+ Experience with FEMAs National Flood Insurance Program.

+ Experience with municipal stormwater management.

+ Customization of GIS software using Python.


**Additional Requirements**

+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

**Additional Details**

+ **Travel Required:** 25%

+ **Job Status:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** BRENTWOOD - CENTERVIEW DR

+ **All locations:** US-TN-Knoxville, US-TN-Nashville

**About WSP**

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employees career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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